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UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Georgia Beef | From Pasture to Plate

Georgia Beef | From Pasture to Plate

 

Even if you live in a skyscraper in Buckhead or Midtown Atlanta, you don’t have to go very far to find a rural vibe since nothing says “country” like standing face-to-face with a cow. And cattle can be found in all 159 counties in Georgia. According to the USDA, Georgia is the nation’s 28th largest producer of cattle and calves with 1.02 million head. The beef industry contributes $3 billion to Georgia’s economy each year.

Of course every hamburger- and steak-loving American understands the need to raise cattle. But if you live in Atlanta, purchasing beef that was raised in Georgia requires reading labels. It is available, but not necessarily every plastic-wrapped package at your grocer has been sourced locally.

Among the options available to anyone who is interested in purchasing Georgia grown beef:

12 Metro Atlanta Food Lion stores closing

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Belgium-based Food Lion parent company Delhaize Group announced Thursday that it will close 113 Food Lion stores in the U.S., including 12 stores in Metro Atlanta.

The Metro Atlanta stores closing are in Carrollton, College Park, Conyers, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, Gainesville, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Marietta, and two stores in Newnan.

The company said the closures were part of an overall streamlining of the company's operations, focusing on the closing of underperforming locations. The stores were expected to close within the next 30 days.

Relationship Expert and Bestselling Author debuts Radio Show in Metro Atlanta

Relationship Expert and Bestselling Author debuts Radio Show in Metro Atlanta

In a world where casual hook ups, quickie divorces and open relationships are wreaking havoc on marriages, bestselling author, minister and radio show host, Kenny Pugh and The Chat Kafe Show, is a breath of fresh air and hope for those seeking advice and counsel on how to create relationships and marriages that will stand the test of time.

Summit Point shopping center bought for $16.7M

Summit Point shopping center bought for $16.7M

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Summit Point shopping center in Fayetteville has been bought by California-based TNP Strategic Retail Trust Inc.

TNP, a real estate investment trust and subsidiary of Thompson National Properties LLC, said it paid $16.7 million for the retail center. The seller was CP Summit Retail LLC.

The deal was the 11th acquisition for TNP.

"Fayette County continues to be a prime growth area of south Atlanta with an expected population growth of more than 13 percent in a three-mile radius within the next five years," Steve Corea, senior VP of acquisitions for Thompson National Properties, said in an annoucement explaining the purchase.

Summit Point was built in 2004 and is anchored by a Publix supermarket. The property consists of two buildings, totaling 104,572 rentable square feet, with two additional ground-leased outparcels and one 5,000-square-foot parcel of land.

'Mega Monday' expected to set records for shopping, returns

ATLANTA -- It's the biggest gift return day of the season, and experts predict "Mega Monday" could be as big as Cyber Monday or Black Friday.

Retailers slashed prices to entice customers already heading to stores to exchange gifts and hunt for after-Christmas bargains.

"Thirty-five percent more people will be returning this year, than last year," said Janice Lieberman, Consumer Correspondent for the Today Show. "For every dollar spent during the holiday, almost ten cents of it is returned." 

Some store make returns much easier than others. 

Sears may be the number one easy return store because they not only readily accept returns, but they extended their return window to 120 days through this holiday season.

FAYETTEVILLE | Toys "R" Us black Baby Alive pricing error

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - When a local mother tried to buy a doll for her daughter for Christmas, she never imagined that the doll might be more expensive if it was black, instead of white.

PHOTOS | See the price discrepancy in pictures

The Baby Alive doll is one of the top items on 7-year-old Ahzhane Taylor's wish list this year.

Sunday, Ahzhane's mother, Niaira Taylor, went shopping, armed with her daughter's Christmas wish list, and a sale flier from Toys "R" Us advertising a sale for the Baby Alive doll at 20 percent off.

"I saw the doll she wanted," Taylor recounted. "It was an African-American doll. I picked it up, went to the counter. They rang me up. It came up to $47 and some change."

The only problem was that the doll was supposed to be much cheaper than $47.